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converting local probe to remote probe

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Hello,

I have a server with a local installation of PRTG with local probe configuration. I would like to pass it to a central server management with multiple remote probes. Is it possible?

Thanks, Yaron

core local-probe remote-probe

Created on Nov 13, 2013 10:10:25 AM by  YEidelman (0) 2



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I'm afraid that's not exactly possible like that. A probe itself has no configuration, it gets told what to monitor by the core server. So in essence, if you want to install PRTG on a different machine, you would have to copy the existing configuration from the current machine to the new one. Then, uninstall PRTG from the old machine, and install a remote probe there. And then, once PRTG is running, connect the remote probe and move the groups & devices from the Local Probe to it.

Created on Nov 13, 2013 10:33:22 AM by  Patrick Hutter [Paessler Support] (7,174) 3 3



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How can I copy the existing configuration & settings of dozens of devices & sensors ?

Created on Nov 13, 2013 10:44:37 AM by  YEidelman (0) 2




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Thank you, but my main objective was to transfer the control of the local probe to the primary server and not intalling more prtg sevrers.

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Created on Nov 13, 2013 12:22:16 PM by  YEidelman (0) 2



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You can move objects from the local probe to a newly defined remote probe, but it isn't possible to convert a local probe to a remote probe. Sorry.

Created on Nov 13, 2013 12:52:02 PM by  Patrick Hutter [Paessler Support] (7,174) 3 3



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Probably i have missed something in the "How can I move (migrate) my PRTG installation to another computer?" guide. How can i move only objects from the local probe to a newly defined remote probe (and not the whole prtg installation)?

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Created on Nov 13, 2013 12:58:38 PM by  YEidelman (0) 2



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You don't need to migrate your installation per se. Just add a remote probe, have it connect to the (current) core server, then move the desired objects from the local to the remote probe using the objects' context-sensitive (right-click on the object) menu.

Created on Nov 13, 2013 2:07:56 PM by  Patrick Hutter [Paessler Support] (7,174) 3 3



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The problem is that they are supposed to be on the same server. I'll find a way, thank you very much.

yaron

Created on Nov 14, 2013 8:04:31 AM by  YEidelman (0) 2



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